What is the real purpose of prayer?

 

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Praise the Lord. Moses here from Christian Motivation, I do hope and believe that you are doing fine.

This is the second video that I’m sharing about prayer. In the first video we talked about what prayer is and we said that prayer is all about asking and communicating to God. We say that prayer is asking, believing, and receiving. And I also said in that video that even though you may have heard that there are three answers to prayer, either a “yes”, a “no” or a “wait”, that is not true because we do not see it in the word of God. We see that in the word of God it is written that the promises of God are “yes” and “amen” through the Lord Jesus Christ.

In other words we see that if you see in the word of God that God has already promised you something, you come to Him with confidence believing that he will do what he has promised to do. So prayer is about asking, it’s about believing, and it’s about receiving.

Today I just want to go a little deeper and say that prayer is not just about asking. You see, when we think about prayer sometimes all we think about is for us to just go and tell God what we want. So we almost make him like a casino machine where every time we’re in need of something we just go and ask him for something, we are always in that mode of asking, asking, asking.

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Spirit, Soul and Body – Part 3

This is a transcript of one of the  videos I did sometime back on Spirit, Soul & Body. If you prefer watching the video, click here.

Praise the lord, it’s Moses from ChristianMotivation.com, once again, I do hope you took the time to seek the scripture and search out the scripture concerning what we talked about in the last video. Before I start this video, I just want to apologize, because in the last video I mentioned a scripture that I misquoted. I told you the scripture was James, chapter four, verse 17, but actually the scripture is first John, chapter four, verse 17, so please make that correction. It’s not James 4:17, but 1st John 4:17 – that’s the scripture that talks about as Jesus is, so are we in this world.

Today I just want to continue with what we were talking about. In the last video, I just shared with you that we are brand-new in our spirit. That when the Bible talks about us being born again or talks about new creatures – it’s talking about our spirit mind. Remember I’m talking about spirit, soul, and body – this is a foundation that has really blessed me.

So we talked about the spirit man and I said that your spirit is a brand-new spirit, it was sealed off. That is who the real you is and when God looks at you, that’s the part that he looks at. And in your spirit, you are holy. In your spirit, you are perfect. Sin cannot penetrate through to your spirit, your spirit is brand-new, your spirit was recreated, and you are prefect.

Today I just want to talk about the soul because that’s another area that will help you benefit as you read the word of God – you’ll be able to understand how to apply the promises of God in your life.

In Romans chapter 12, verse 2 says and be not conformed to this world but be ye transferred by the renewing of your mind that he may prove what is the good and the acceptable and perfect will of God. The word of God encourages us not to be conformed to this world but to be renewed in our minds. So when we talk about the soul, the soul comprises of the mind, the will, and the emotion. Now this is the area that we relate to most. Most of us, every time we read the word of God or we relate with people – most of the time we are in the soul realm, because that’s where our feelings, our soul, sometimes we wake up in the morning and if you feel like you are discouraged, you tend to think maybe something is wrong with you, maybe it’s the sin you committed the other day – sometimes we let our emotions control us or we think that maybe because I don’t feel good that means God is not with me. Then when you wake up one day and you are feeling great and maybe you spent some time in prayer and now you’re feeling great – you kind of think now God is pleased with me because I – I’ve spent some time in prayer and I’m feeling great, that is an indication that God is with me.

So that’s how we kind of relate. We think that we are working by our emotions. No. The Bible clearly says that the just man, the righteous, walk by faith. You can’t run your life best on your emotions and best on what you think or what people say about you – those are things that are supposed to be changed. So when the Bible talks about our minds being renewed, it’s talking about us looking at ourselves based on the word of God and how God looks at us.

And remember, I just told you that God looks at us as we are in the spirit and in the spirit, we are brand-new, in the spirit we are holy. In the spirit we are perfect. In the spirit, we have everything that God has said about us. How do you know that? You go to the word of God bvuz this is the mirror – the mirror is the – is how you look at yourself and figure out who you are in your spirit. Now what you do – when you start figuring out how you are in your spirit by reading the word of God, you start renewing your mind, you start telling your mind – and that’s why, you see, one of the good ways of renewing your mind is through confessing. You speaking what God speaks about you. You confessing what God says about you. Those are the some of the ways that you are able to renew the mind.

But I want us to understand is that in our soul we have – that’s where the will is, that’s where the emotions are, that’s where the mind is, and the mind, it really plays a big part.

If you’ve heard of the movie the Secret, you listen to what they are saying – do you realize that most of the things that they’re talking about are to do with the mind, they talk about the subconscious mind, they talk about the conscious mind, I mean, there are all these levels of minds that they talk about. I’ve taken some time to read about the mind and try to figure out and the mind is a powerful thing – a  very powerful thing.

Now, the mind is what we are supposed to renew. So we are supposed to always go to the word of God, find out who we are, and start telling our mind who we are. We are supposed to transform our mind. That’s the way to transform your life on the outward.

So on the inside, thus in your spirit, you are brand-new, you are holy, you are perfect – now you have to release what’s on the inside to the outside. How do you do that? By renewing your mind. By saying what God says about you and then start working in it and start applying it to yourself – start talking to your mind about it. Most of the things that you do right now, most of the way you look at things, most of the way you release with people – most of the decisions you make are because your mind, whether you know it or not, has been influenced by certain things. Maybe because of the news you listen to, it may be because of the books you read – it may be because of the people you relate with, because of the groups you associate with – there’s something that is always influencing your mind and that’s what makes you who you are at a particular state of your life.

So if you want to change where you are, if you want to change your situation or your circumstance, the way to change is by you changing what you think about – the Bible says as a man thinks, so is he.

So renewing your mind starts with going through the word of God, realizing who you are in the spirit, and then you start working on renewing your mind until you come into what God speaks about you.

It takes time. It takes patience, it takes consistence. But you’ve got to start somewhere. So as I said, I just give you a few things, I share with you these things, just as a way to inspire you, to motivate you, and to encourage you to go out in the scripture and look out in the scripture and see what the Bible says about the things that I’m sharing with you.

So until next time, stay blessed and keep the faith.

Moses Kangave

For Christian Motivation

How to get the Word to work for you

Have you ever felt like you know exactly what the Word says but it just doesn’t seem to be working?

Many of us fall into the trap of thinking that just because we know what the Word says, it means we believe what it says. Knowing something and believing it are two different things. In John 5 Jesus was talking to the Jews who knew what the scriptures said but did not believe what they said. Look at verses 37-40 (ASV)

And the Father that sent me, he hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his form. And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he sent, him ye believe not. Ye search the scriptures, because ye think that in them ye have eternal life; and these are they which bear witness of me; and ye will not come to me, that ye may have life

Here are people who were probably sincere in studying the scriptures and desiring to know about the promises of God yet they were fighting the very answer to what they were looking for. Its very easy to get into the habit of doing somethings like reading the Word, praying, giving, etc that we lose the very reason we are doing those things.

Just because you read the bible everyday doesn’t guarantee you will experience the power of the Word. Its the relationship that you have with the “Word” that is most important. Paul put it this way in 2 Corinthians 3:6 (KJV) Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.

In other words, just reading the bible without getting Life out of it will “kill” you! The bible is meant to point us to the one we are supposed to have a relationship with. It is not a book we read to get favor with God, yet most christians read it as a way to please God.

Let me put it this way. The bible is the written word. Anyone can and may read the written Word but not everyone gets the revealed Word. The written Word will attend to your mind, while the revealed Word will attend to your heart. If all you do is attend to your mind, you cant have the Word give or change your life because for the Word to give you life, it has to attend to your heart. God deals with the heart not the mind. Why? because the issues of life come from the heart.

How do you get the Word to attend to you heart so you can have the life of God working in you?

By having a relationship with it. The Jews in John 5 that Jesus was talking to were busy reading the Word and missing the relationship with the Word. If reading the Word has become an activity you have to do, I suggest you “take some time out” and return to the place of building your relationship with the Father, Son and Holy spirit.

There is that place where we can hear the voice of the Father, and have His Word abide in us, but it doesn’t come by just reading the Word. It comes by having a real relationship with the one who spoke and still speaks it. If you want the Word to work for you, you have to have a relationship with the author. One revealed one from God can totally transform your life.

Until next time,

Stay blessed, keep the faith & reign in life!

Moses Kangave

For Christian Motivation